20 May, 2020

sanatorium

Creagh TB Hospital in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. It is a desolated place where many suffered and died from the tuberculous disease in the 1940/50's.  It now stands as a monument of sickness and death as the earth slowly takes back the decaying ruins.
Photo from the archives 2014

Info courtesy of Ballinrobe Historical website




40 comments:

  1. Another cruel, lost place.
    I once "broke in" into an old asylum with fellow students.
    In fact I was alone in there for over 15 minutes as the un-sportive one hung on the wall and failed to get in even with our help. Eeeek.

    It was interesting, though, and made one feel thankful these are better times.
    And now the sun peeks out a wee bit, to a good day, Bill :-)

    Bitter-sweet mural in the clip.

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  2. I find it scary!
    They also have phantoms there! LOL

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  3. Nice Picture, A Sad History. . . and a perfect Story & Location for a Horror Movie. . . Bill you have a Nice and Safe day. . . :)

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  4. Yes pandemics are of all times.

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  5. That is sad the building isn't used anymore. Hope it is not going down.

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  6. Oh my, what a terrible disease. It is interesting that building is now a monument.

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  7. So sad, and what stories that building could tell!

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  8. Better buy it and fix it up, Bill. It will make a fine summer cottage!

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  9. Ha Bill, mooie en unieke plaats, mag toch eigenlijk niet verloren gaan. Het zo eigenlijk gerestaureerd moeten worden om on stand te houden.
    Groet Kees.

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  10. Hello,
    I can imagine this building's stories. It is sad the building does not have another use. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  11. ...similar sights around here too!

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  12. It looks like a big building...

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  13. What A Powerful Photo With A Creepy History To Share - Also, Dig The Banner Photo Mr Bill

    Cheers

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  14. My grandmother died of TB when my dad was still a little boy. His father (my grandfather) raised him by himself. Dad told us he had vague memories of visiting his mother in a hospital like this as a little boy. The place in your photo has a sort of eerie look to it.

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  15. Many disease treatments were much different back "when".

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  16. Interesting. There was a TB hospital in the north end of Seattle---It was a Naval Host. first then for TB and over the years it has been other things---not decaying yet. Love the sheep in the foreground
    MB

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  17. Neat looking old building with not such a happy life!!

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  18. WOW! Amazing! My grandmother Rose Owen was from County Mayo. I had hoped to see it myself this early spring but COVID-19 had other plans for me. Hugs- Diana

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  19. I am thankful such places don’t exist for Covid patients.

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  20. A reminder of days gone by. I bet it would be an interesting and spooky place to explore.

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  21. pandemic comes and go, caused by different microorganisms

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  22. Se ve un edificio antiguo y dá la sensación de abandono.

    Cuando pase el tiempo, esto pasará a la historia, como ha pasado la historia esta enfermedad.

    A ver si pronto logramos esa vacuna, que ya están experimentando.

    Besos

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  23. That looks like a scary place Bill. Glad I got to read Iris's comment and link after I saw this beautiful and eerie photo you shared, I laughed so much at her story!

    Happy Thursday Bill!

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  24. It’s a pity that there was no new destination for the building, when it still could have been saved.

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  25. There are some sad stories behind those walls, Bill!

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  26. Sad and scary, at the same time.

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  27. So many tragic stories in that building. A lovely picture.

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  28. I like your new header photo.
    I wonder what sorts of silent memorials we'll have of our current pandemic. This one certainly is weighted with sadness.

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  29. I thought it was a country home of a noble before reading your description. I wonder why the sheep are there.

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  30. Bien captado ese edificio en el que tanto sufrimiento hubo de acumularse
    Un saludo

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  31. looks a wonderful building and a pity it's been left to ruin - but that's what happens sometimes.
    That was a dreadful disease. Remember we had to have a chest xray every year for years.

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  32. sad but true... nice picture! ew

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  33. What an exciting building to visit
    I would also like to see Loftus Hall in Ireland

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  34. So sad this lovely old building will always be associated with such sad memories Bill ✨

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  35. And Ireland has had more than its share of that.

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